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About The alliance. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1889-1889 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 5, 1889)
President, -T. Burrows, Filler, Neb. rrA.k
Vice President, H. L. Loucks. Clear Creek,
Secretary, August Post, Moulton, Iowa.
Treasurer Hon. J. J. FujionK, Austin Minn.
Lecturer, A. D. Chase, Watertown, Dak.
NEBRASKA STATE ALLIANCE.
President. John H. Powers, Cornell.
Vtee President, James Clark, Wabash. .
Sretary-Treasurer, J. M. Thompson, Lincoln
Tttirer. M. M. Case, Crelghton.
Executive Committee f J. Burrows Riley;
11 FAUen. Wabash: Allen Boot, Omaha;
Henty, Hansen; W. M. oray, North Loup.
port Omci AT LincoLw, Neb.,. June 18, 1889.
I hereby certifythatTHB Aixiancb, a week
lv newspaper pulliehed at this place, has been
determ" nearby the Third Assistant Post pias
ter General to te a publication entitled to
idrnlsion inUie mails at the pound rate of
SctaS 2nd entry of it as such is i according y
Sadeiipon the T books of this office. Valid
whfle character of the PbUgon re
mains unchanged BgBT mar.
The following is a list of the later appointed
Adams County, A. C. Tompkins, Hansen.
Holt ' "
Jas. A. Butler, Ewing.
. Wm. Clark, Banner.
John A. Hogg, Shelton.
- E.G. Cooley, Weeping Water.
a. W. Norman, Lamar,
P. J. Reese,
: C. J. Mecham,
W. J. Holley,
J. C. Hetherington, Beatrice.
E. A. Hadley, Scotia.
... L.. Henry, Hansen.
- L. C.Floyd, Bromfleld.
Sherman Stevenson, Alma.
'E. D. Glaze, Galena.
- Rob't Gray, Inmah.
F. J. Frederic!, North Platte
W. A.Mansfleld, Gandy.
' Wm. Evans,'
E. M. Harrison,
S. J. Plymesser,
- B. A. Draper,
J. F. Harrison,
THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE.
This department is conducted by the Secre
tary of the State Alliance to whom all com
munications in relation to Alliance work,
short articles upon various subjects of inter
net to the Alliance etc., should be addressed.
Write plain and only on one side of the paper.
Sign what you choose to your articles but
send us your name always.
LETTER FROM HON. J. J. FURLONG.
We publish the following letter from
Hon. J. J. FukloNg, Treasurer of the
National Alliance, and Secretary of the
Minnesota Alliance Insurance Co. Mr.
Furlong is one of our reliable and able
leaders, whose whole heart is in the
work, and no' man in Minnesota stands
hijrher than hirin the estimation of his
fellow citizens", i
Austin, Minn., Sept. 25, 1889.
Hon. J. liuRROws, Lincoln, Neb.,
Dear Sir:-A1Iow me to congratulate
you on accepting the position of commander-in-chief,
editorially, of the
spicy and fearless advocate of the farm
er's cause, The Alliance. I feel that I
can clearly see a bright future for this
organ, as I luuye interestedly read its
pages since its first issue came to my of
fice. The title, itself demands its peru
sal. The term' "Farmers' Alliance"
means farmers' cause, farmers' interests
and the advancement of this country in
the defense of the masses of the people.
Especially do ,I welcome it to my state
and office, when' my superior officer takes
control of its management; a man
whom I well. know to be a strong advo
cate of the farmer's cause in this great
country, where no wrongs should be
tolerated, and the interests of the masses
of the' people "Jionestly looked after.
Through the columns of your farmer's
paper I feel safg in saying their interest
will be carefully looked into.
I am also well pleased to see the list
of names you fyvve selected is delegates
to the National - Alliance cc nvention to
be held in St. JLouis, as this is a matter
of great importance to the farmers of
this nation. This meeting I firmly be
lieve will be the most important to la
borers and farmers of any meeting ever
held in the United States. I feel as
though every one of our northwestern
.states should make a special effort to be
, well represented. I enclose you a list
of the delegates selected by the execu
tive committee of our State Alliance, to
attend the National Convention, viz: J.
J. Furlong, Hon. G. W. Haigh, G. W.
Sprague, Hofi. J. S. Shields, J. J. Jones,
Joseph Keenan, Hon. Chas. Canning.
At that meeting we expect to take
farmers of this -great commonwealth in
one strong Union which will be a power
in the nation to right the wrongs that
are imposedupon us by the monied
monopoly, j. ;
1 trust you Avill lose no time in im
pressing upon,4ill the states under your
jurisdiction the.-necessity ,of having a
full delegation present at that meeting.
I have been expecting you to call a
meeting of the' Ex. Committee of the
National Alliance as previously an
nounced, but owing to the amount of
business you have on hand I suppose
you could not attend to it. I feel that
it is very important for you to call a
meeting of this committee previous to
the Annual Meeting, so we can agree on
all important questions.
Again let me ivish you God speed in
3'our new and familiar adventure as an
editor. I feel safe in saying this medi
um will, in the near future, reach the
character of a national reputation and
je liberally patronized by the laborers
and fanners of this great country.
: . J. J; Furlong.
Editor Alliance: Arrangements
have been made with Rosenfield & Zun
der, dealers in boots and shoes, 1520
Douglas street, Omaha, to deal with our
people at wholesale prices for cash, the
purchaser having the , privilege of ex
amining the goods and prices, and if
not satisfied with' both he can return the
goods uninjured at their expense, and
money will be .refunded. In ordering
the lengths are ift No.'s and the width
in letters, thus, A BCD Ladies No. 4.
B is wider than A. Also state about the
price you wish to pay.
Allen Root, State Agent.
The following words of cheer are from
our esteemed friend Hon. N. K. Griggs,
of Beatrice. While Mr. Griggs is a law
yer, he is also a poet and musical com
poser of a high order; and he practically
carries out in his own life the fine prac
tice he recommends for farmers, which
we heartily endorse. We hope soon to
give our readers some of Mr. G.'s best
- Beatrice, Sept. 30, 1889.
Friend Burrows: I am glad to see
that you are at the helm, and believe you
will make a success of the venture. I
most certainly hope so.
I see you have inserted a pretty poem
in the copy at hand. I am glad you in
tend adopting this policy. Not only in
sert such literary gems, but urge upon
your readers to read them. Why should
not the farmers and their families gam,
of a long winter's eve, some of the inspi
ration and happiness to be had by wan
dering away from the remorseless real
to the fairy haunts of imagination? To
live in the atmosphere of pure literary
unreality will make them better, happier
and stronger, in , the true sense of
You can put me on your list. My book
44 The Lillies," is done.
Sincerely Yours, N. K. GRIGGS.
FOR JOHN M. THURSTON.
Sterling, Neb., Oct. 1, 1889.
Mr. Burrows : I notice what John M.
Thurston says about the corn raisers ac
cumulating wealth, and what you said
about it in your paper. I should like to
have Mr. Thurston tell us just what kind
of stock to put our corn into, so that we
can accumulate a little of that wealth.
Steers appear to be almost a drug in the
market, and our cows and heifers wo
can hardly give away. I saw a fine two
year old heifer sold the other day by a
constable for $8.00. I have been selling
my oats for 8c a bushel. I had about 50
bushels an acre, which is a pretty fair
crop. I pay $2.50 an acre cash rent, and
2c a bushel for threshing, besides the ex
tra help I have to hire. Twine costs
about 35c an acre. It is worth some
thing to plow, sow, harrow, cut, stack,
and haul to market ; but as I do that my
self I take what that comes to for wages.
Have you kept count of what I made on
my oats Well, after my rent, threshing
bill, and all these little bills are paid, I
guess I'll take what's left and buy some
steers to feed my corn to. I'll getabar-
rell and save what the steers come to,
and next summer, if Mr. Thurston wants
to chip in, we'll start a national bank.
Mebbe Mr. Armour will lend us what his
shaie of the jteers come to. Then we'll
have alittle corporation of our own. I'd
like to tie to John and get in the swim."
S. E. G.
Y. S. Does the Alliance Business As
sociation sell diamond necklaces?
No. But it will have some in stock
by the time the steers S. E. G. buys with
that oat crop are fattened. Ed.
The Sugar Trust seems to be pirat
ing on the speculators as well as on the
people. It worked its certificates up' to
126, and speculators loaded tip on the
boom, as they always do. Now the trust
people have worked them down below
100 and bought in most of it below that
figure. They seem to be playing Jay
Gould's tactics on the stock market; and
meantime they are absolutely controll
ing the pi'ice of one of the prime neces
saries of life, and extorting from every
poor man an unjust tribute. That these
men are amenable to law as criminal
conspirators we have not the least doubt.
But who will prosecute, and follow them
to the court of last resort? This trust
controlls nearly all the refineries in the
country, and its capital stock is placed
MURDER IN A SALOON.
The brutal murder of a young man
named Jackson in a prize fight at St.
Louis last week was an exhibition of
cruelty and murder w hich very natur
ally took place in a saloon, where- a
passion for sports of all kinds, fights
and murders and theft are developed.
Even after his victim was dead upon
the floor, the murderer had to be pulled
from him. The proposition is now made
to the people of Iowa to welcome back
the saloon, to sanctify it by the authori
ty of public law, to make the business
of dram-selling with all its murderous
and demoralizing consequences, as re
spectable as that of selling groceries;
and all this legalization and sanctifica
tion is to be bought and paid for by
money wrung from the wretched vic
tims of the saloon. Iowa Tribune.
And the proposition is made to per
petuate the saloon in Nebraska. Voters
will soon have to decide how to vote on
Persons receiving copies of The Al
liance which they have not ordered
need not think we have placed their
names on our list. We do not want a
list made up in that way. No one will
be asked to pay. for the paper unless
they subscribe for it. But when you re
ceive a sample copy please consider it a
polite invitation to subscribe and get up
a club; and if you cannot do it yourself
please induce some one else to do so.
See our liberal cash commission to can
vassers. ALLIANCE JOB WORK.
We have been adding job facilities to
our office, and are now prepared to do
all kinds of job work needed by Alli
ances. We can also furnish bill-heads,
letter-heads, envelopes, cards, circulars,
small bills, etc., etc., at as low prices ns
any. Brothers, send us your work, and
so give The Alliance a lift.
Bro. Swigart sendus an account of
the Saunders county meeting of Sept.
24th, at Wahoo. Delegates were pres
ent from every Alliance in the county.
President Powers of the State Alliance
delivered an address, and the following
officers were elected: Pres., G. W. Nor
ris; Sec'y, W. O. Rand.
When you answer advertisements
mention The Alliance.
V7.C. T. U. COLUMM.
Edited by Miss Frances E. Townslet, of
Fairfield, Neb., of the Nebraska Woman's
Christian Temperance Union.
The editor of The Aixi ance places the re
sponsibility of this column in the care of the
Doing Its Best.
Br GEORGE COOPER.
I am but a tiny cricket.
Living in a summer thicket,
There I take my rest.
Many songs are arayer, prouder,
Many a voice is sweeter, louder,
But I do my beet! "
In my song there's no complaining1.
Even when the sky is raining;
Birds fly east and west,
Silent hide In leafy covert ;
But I chirp till all is over,
Doing still my best!
When the leaves are 'round us flying,
When the birds and bees are hying
On their autumn quest.
You will find me in the stubble.
Though the clouds look full of trouble,
Singing still my best!
Clad In garments dark and sober,
Here I linger till October;
Sunshine warms my breast.
While the wintry days you number,
Sweet aud quiet is my slumber.
For I've done my best!
- 'Sunday-School Times.
The following bits are from the Union
Unhappily for the homes that lack it,
the blessed "family altar" has never
been as popular outside of New England
as it should have been. It has been
much commended if not much observed, J
and it w ould be hara to say anjimng
new in its favor. A hint of its literary
value is given in President Eliot's re
mark at the dedication of the new Li
brary building in Cambridge: "I firm
ly believe ten minutes a day given to
one good book of the highest class, such
as the Bible or Shakespeare, or to a
book of the second class, like Virgil or
Homer or Milton, will make a man cul
tured in a very few years." Who can
tell how much of that mental vitality
and culture for which New Englanders
are famous, is due to the morning and
One of the fifteen saloon keepers of
Champaign, 111., offers to pay the li
cense of all the saloons, amounting to
$7,500 a year, if the city will gaurantee
him the monopoly of dram selling. Ev
idently that saloon keeper sees license
eye to eye with us!
Much of the drunkenness of to-day is
traceable dhVetly to the cider barrels of
fifty years ago. The first generation
drank cider; its ah-ohol called for more
of the same in the next generation, so
that the cider drinkers' children wished
a stronger liquor, and "their children,
the drunkards of to-day, demand "whis
An appetite for drink does not by any
means exhaust the inheritance be
queathed children by the drinking hab
its of parents. Strictly speaking, what
is transmitted by alcoholic heredity is a
diseased nervous organism which may
show itself in hysteria, epilepsy, St. Vi
tus' dance, idiocy, or various other
forms of nervous impairment. In this
way it is that the daughters of drunk
ards suffer for the sins of their fathers.
Women are so shielded and guarded
against temptations to drunkenness that
the hereditary taint has little chance to
show itself in that direction, but its
power is felt in the various forms of
nervous diseases which make life a bur
den to thousands of women.
Mrs. Abby P. Hinkley, a former pres
ident of Wisconsin W. C. T. U., has be
come a Congregational .paster at 'For
rest City, Iowa. The. New York Inde
pendent says: "We hope she will be
ordained," and all white-ribboners say
THINGS FARMERS DON'T KNOW.
Five small boys, Andy Murray, Willie
Tolfiver, William Gray, John Gollovan,
and Richard Callihan, were arrested by
an officer last night, having been caught
drinking beer in an alley.
The officer said that one of the boys
was drunk, but he did not know which
boy was the culprit. The .'youngsters,
none of whom are over twelve years of
age, stood up before Justice Eberhardt
this., morning and acknowledged that
what the officer said was true.
"This is terrible," said the court. "Ev
ery one of you ought to have been at
home with your mother after dark, in
stead of drinking beer on the: street.
Why were you not at home?"
AH five were quiet for a minute. Then
spoke up one of the little chaps: "Please
sir, I don't think we had any home to
go to. I know I didn't."
'"Then you should be-put in some
place where you will get proper care,
and not be allowed to drink beer.
Which one of you was drunk?"
Four pairs of eyes were turned to
wards nine-year-old Richard Callihan,
but not a word was spoken.
"Was it you, Richard Callihan?"
asked the court in tones that made all
five of the boys tremble."
"Yes, sir," came the faint response..
The court took off his eye-glasses,
wiped them, put them 6u again, pushed
his hands through his hair,' and then
thrust them into his pockets. Finally,
after due meditation, he said: "I am
not decided as to what should, be done
about this affair, but I will continue the
cases until to-morrow." Chicago Daily
News, Aug. 13. .
Farmers don't know how toso treat of
fenders against the law. Four little
boys arrested, and the scoundrel who
sold them the intoxicant alloweo to go
untouched! Farmers would reason
from effect to cause find out who fur
nished those poor homeless Waifs the
beer take away his license, (paid for
daily in just such pitiful scenes as the
above and w orse,) and punish him to
the very extent of the law. Farmers are
not hardened to such pictures a3 the
above. Oh, that we could have some
granger justices of the peace!
THE FURNITURE TRADE.
Under the head of Lincoln Interests
we intend to publish a series of arti
cles on all the different branches of
trade and manufacture carried on here.
These articles will not be at all in the
nature of paid-for write-ups, but en
tirely in the interest of the city. We
will be obliged to any one for informa
tion which we can use in them. Ed.
The furniture trade of Lincoln, while
represented by but few houses that
carry a complete line ot new goods, is
second to that of but very few cities of
the west. The lines carried include
everything from the ordinary cheap
setts to the most magnificent and ex
pensive to be found in the entire coun
try. As a place to buy furniture Lin
coln ranks .first among western cities,
as goods are sold at .a smaller margin
of profit than in any other town. As a
result the trade extends over the en
tire state, and particularly throughout
the South Platte country in Nebraska.
Mentioned below will be found the
houses carrying a full and complete
stock of new goods. Besides these are
numerous houses carrying stocks equal
ly as good but not on so large a scale.
The only exclusive wholesale and
jobbing house in Lincoln is the
WISCONSIN FURNITURE AND COFFIN
which carries a complete stock of fur
niture and undertaking goods. This
firm draws its supplies from Oshkosh,
Wis.; Mansfield, Naponee, Chicago,
New Haven. Clevelaud and St. Louis.
A great deal of this stock is drawn
from factories in which the firm is part
owner. This house occupies a large
and well arranged storeroom and ware
house. Its trade is very great and ex
tend i over the entire state. As to the
amount of business done annually the
proprietors refuse to state, giving as a
reason that they do not desire to invite
competition by giving figui-es. The
natural inference is that their business
is a big thing, and that they, as long as
possible, wish to enjoy the monopoly
of Lincoln's wholesale trade in the fur
HARDY & PITCHER.
This firm leads in the retail trade,
and is the pioneer furniture house of
the city. It wras established in 1870,
by H. W. Hardy, when Lincoln was
but a village, in the old Veith building,
on the south side of the postoffice square.
As trade grew in extent the store was
removed to Tenth street, and still later
to their magnificent quarters at 211
South Eleventh street, where they now
are. On Jan. 1, 188&; II. W. Hardy re
tired from the business and was suc
ceeded by his son, who was previously
interested, and Mr. Pitcher, under the
firm name of Hardy & Pitcher. This
establishment now occupies ten large
floors upon which are arranged in fiue
order one of the most magnificent stocks
of furniture ever brought to the west.
There are to be found everything in
the line of furniture and upholstered
goods. In parlor setts, everything
from the ordinary cheap setts to those
elegant ones costing $250 and $300
This is the second largest establish
ment in the state, and' during the past
twelve months has done a business of
upward of $100,000. This firm draws
its goods principally from Chicago,
and from different factories in Illinois,
Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Indiana,
New York and Connecticut. While
their city trade is immense, it is not
upon Lincoln alone that they look for
support. For the past year more than
one third of their trade has been in or
ders from country towns, throughout
the entire South. Platte country. Phis
trade has been confined more pai'ticu
larly to their higher priced goods.
AUG. THEO. GRUETTER Jt CO.
This firm is also one of the pioneer
firms of Lincoln, and is the second
largest retail establishment in the city.
A. T. Gruetter first opened his place
of business on the west side of the
postoffice square, where he remained
until 1883, when he sold out and re
moved from the city. In 1885 here
turned, and the firm of A. T. Gruetter
& Co. opened business with an elegant
store at their present location at 1 118
N street. Here the firm occupies five
large floors, wrhich are stocked with a
full and complete line of furniture and
upholstered goods. To show some
thing of the amount of goods on these
floors, we mention that one order of
4,700 when filled and shipped last
week showed so little diminished space
that one could iiardly tell that anything
had been taken from the store. Their
goods are drawn principally from Wis
consin, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Illi
nois and New York. Last month, be
sides their open freight received, thev
received twelve carloads of goods, and
on the first day of October they have in
orders for srx carloads, besides numer
ous orders for open freight. Some of
the very finest setts may be seen in this
establishment, and m addition to their
large city trade, they do a heavy busi
ness filling orders for country towns
throughout the south half of the tate.
SHELTON Jt SMITH.
This firm opened its business estab
lishment March 1, of the present year,
and already have a very large and con
stantly increasing trade. Mr. Shelton
informs us that it exceeds his most
sanguine expectations. This estab
lishment is located in spacious and ele
gantly fitted-up rooms on the ground
floor of 234 and 238 South Eleventh
street, with the two basements as ware
rooms, nere,, too, is t be found every
thing kept in a first class furniture
store, from the cheapest of goods to
I the most magnificent parlor betts. The
firm draws its goods principally from
Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio,
Indiana and New York. They have a
fine city trade, also an excellent busi
ness in all Nebraska towns as far west
as Kearney and McCook, in this state.
J. D. Anderson. Ansley, in letter with
list of subscribers, writes: ''I f '.
they will like the paper, for I tJmk
should be in every Alliance man s house.
We all like the way it comes out on the
railroad tools such as Laws, who aspires
to fill Laird's vacant chair.
gjjg You were not so dissipated be
fore we were married." He "Indeed
I was, my dear; but when anybody told
you so then, you wouldn't believe it."
We have a letter from Mr. Stebbins, of
Shelton, which we expect to insert in
our next issue.
THE COMING CROP.
Bv Wm. Hunt.
What shall the fruit be, order and
progress, or confusion and anarchy?
Shall the birth be in peace and good
will or in strife and blood?
We hope and believe it will be in
peace. And it is the imperative duty of
all who do not think that .anarchy is the
normal -condition of humanity, to pray
and work for this end.
In this emergency, the only way to
avoid destructive anarchy and secure
peace is to embrace the present period
of probation to enlighten, educate and
convert the people, (the public man aud
private citizen, the debtor and creditor,
and all who desire right to prevail,) to a
knowledge of truth, justice and duty.
If the few already enlightened .will
unite in the true Christian spirit of
peace, charity and good will to all men,
this can surely be done. Enough can
be converted from all classes to save
civilization from impending anarchy.
The plain people need converting as
much as the eminent. And if we may'
judge the future by the past we have as
good a nrospect of converting the
wealthy and eminent people as the hum
ble and plain people. Some of our most
successful and wealthy bankers advo
cate government loans oi money direct
to the people at as low rate as to bank
ers. But they say, "If the people will
be horses for somebody to ride, we
might as well have the good of the
Peter Cooper, the father of the peo
pie's party, and of the agitation and ed
ucation that saved the 346 millions of
treasury notes for the people, and se
cured the decision of the supreme court
that said notes are constitutional cur
rency, was an eminent., man . in every
sense in intellect, culture, morals, fame
and wealth. Judge lliurman, late can
didate for vice-president, is an eminent
man, and has done much to save us
from the destruction of the greenback
and the demonetization of silver and
consequent financial ruin. Senators
Beck, of Kentucky, and Stewart, of Xe
vada, are probably doing vastly more to
educate our legislators and the whole
nation in financial science than they
could ontside of their respective parties
and hence retired to private life.
Many other prominent men in and out
of congress, belonging to the two old
parties, are equally deserving commen
dation and encouragement. If they are
not able to do all that is needful, they
are doing much to check the power and
influence of the wreckers and their or
gans, and to preserve the present status
till the people can be educated-to de
mand full justice. Voice.
Orders for coal must be sent in dur
ing September to insure the price and
certainty ot having orders filled. Van
Dyke, Wyoming, coal, S1.75 per ion.
iut or egg coal - $i. Jb reight on any
lines of U. P. in Nebraska" $4.25 per
ton; on li. Jc M. $4.65 per ton. Cham
berlain plows, good as made, shipped
from Omaha, 14 and 16 inch, $14. By
one-half car lots, 12.25. Champion
self-dump steel wheel horse rake $21.00
Centerville, Iowa, coal, at the mine,
$1.25 per ton. Can be shipped direct
to all points on the Hock Island It. It.
at regular tariff rates. Points on U.
P. add $1.60 to Omaha, rates; by St.
Joe $1 to regular rate. Tnis is one of
the best Iowa mines.
State Agent's Notice.
It is very desirable and will save
some expense, and be better in every
way, if the Alliances will bulk their
orders so one shipment will do for
many parties. It is found that little
or nothing can be saved on groceries
at retail. If orders are m unbroken
packages can be had at jobbers' rates.
I'rice lists are or ntue account only m
a general way. The price on sugar
changed three cents in one week not
long since. Many other things the
same. Allen Koot,
Stock shipped to Allen Root, care of
uen, uomns oc .McCoy, umana, by
members of the Alliance, will realize
from $4 to $5 more per car for their
stock. Give the agent notice when
shipped. Mr. Root is state agent for
the Alliance. W. , R. Bennett & Co.
will sell groceries, etc., to the Alli
ances at jobber's rates. Send all or
ders to Allen Root. Shipments of
vegetables, fruits or poultry, should be
billed to Mr. Root, care of Bowman,
Williams & Howe's, Omaha.
Price List of Oils to Alliances.
150 test, medium white coal oil, ll'J cents.
150 " prime " " " 104
175 " Y. L. " " " 13 "
74 stve g-asoline " lll4 "
These oils in barrel lots. The best
harness oil in either one or five gallon
cans, 70 cents per gallon. Pure Neat's
foot oil in one to five gallon cans, 60
cents per gallon. In barrel lots, 50
cents per gallon. Axle grease, tldrty
six boxes in case, $1.85.
Allen Root, State Agent.
Official Notice to Alliances.
All Subordinate or County Alliances
wanting coal the coming season faom
the state agency should send in the
number of cars wanted, the grade of
coal used, and be sure to state what
railroad they are tributary to. This
matter must be attended to at once
and reports sent in promptly to the
secretary of the State Alliance.
a ithle to eive
producer, A nti fC, fif,ntnnai
rat of fore'?11 supplies. That is what
Jre have to look after.Rural World.
AU along it had been Been f by the
more far-sighted American cattle
men that northern Mexico offers, in
its win terless climate and its excel
lent grass, the best country for
breeding purposes on the North
American continent; and it is for
this and the foregoing reasons that
renewed attention is being given at
present to northern Mexican lands.
Colts should be halter-broken when
following the mare; it helps to subdue
them, and supercedes the necessity
of breaking them over again when
grown up. "Once broken, always
broken," is a axiom as old as the art
of breeding. It is advisible to break
them to harness at 2 or 3 years old.
They receive no injury from careful
usage in light vehicles.
. Prof, Sanborn .thinks that there in
a sharp demand for a decided change
in our methods of growing hogs. He
thinks the food can te taken to the
pig cheaper than the pig can scoot
around and get it, and that advant
age should be taken of home feeding
to procure the manure for increasing
the production of the land. This
aim will more than justify swine feed
ing. A very large part of the crops
grown upon the farm in the shape of
grain should be turned into meats
and butter and cheese before it is
sold. In this way the land is kept in
fertility and the product is very much
more valuable and concentrated.
The farmer who ra ises crops through
the summer and feeds them through
the winter has double profits.
The scarcity of feed in . the fall is
often the cause of great losses to
farmers, mainly clover. This is the
dearest of all feeds. A clover plant
cropped in August or September has
its growth so checked that it cannot
stand the winter, and will not grow
so vigorously next spring. It is bet
ter to buy grain for cows, and feed
pretty liberally of the growing corn
crop rather than turn stock on
There is just one way, says the
Western Rural, to make a good fin
ished beef animal, and only one.
That is to understand the science of
feeding, and to practice it every day,
feeding so as to make every ration
count, and to continue feeding in
that way, until the full purpose is
accomplished: If the feeding n? reck
less and the care indifferent, do not
expect to get the best ruling price for
The roadsides, fence corners, rub
bish, thickets and weeds should be
completely cleared up not only for
the advantages of the appearanco
but because such are used as the har
boring places of insects. Destruc
tion to crops will follow neglect to
clear out the growth in inaccessible
places where the plow, cultivator
and harrow cannot go. Then the
hoe should be used, and fire niado to
consume everything that is u nui
sance. Fowls that are confined to yards
and kept warm in cold weather will
give better results the entire year
than when they are allowed to roam
at will, sensibly remarks on experi
enced poultry keeper. The hens that
have free range will sometimes lay
more eargs in summer than will those
that are confined; but the hens that
are properly cared for during the cold
season will lay at a time when the
highest prices for eggs are usually
There is no question whatever
about the benefits to be derived from
a well . conducted e.reamery, says a
Dakota farmer, not only to the farm
ers, but to everyone within the limits
of its operations. It gives the farm
er a cash market for his cream, and
enables him to pay cash for his sup-
Elies. It gives him an inducement to
etter his stock, and to employ bet
ter and more profitable methods of
caring for them, in addition to many
Experience has shown that it will
provomore profitable to establish
stock farms where cattle may be fed
the year around, and so diminish or
cut off altogether the loss from tem
pests and starvation; and years as
agriculture pushes its way toward
the Rocky Mountains, land grows
too valuable to be utilized for ranges,
and this appreciation in the value of
the soil will tend to discourage the
formation of great companies and
the pasturing of huge herds on ex
tended tracts. Exchange.
produce a nav:-o8o
AURORA, KANE CO., 111.,
IMPORTER AND BREEDER OF
Cleveland and Shire Horses.
300 YOUNG AND VIGOROUS STALLIONS AND MARES,
OF CHOICEST BREEDING NOW ON HAND.
LARGE IMPORTATION RECENTLY ARRIVED.
I will make special prices and liberal terms to parties buying before winter.
200 High-Bred Holstein-Friesian Cattle.
When answering Advertisements mention Thb Alliance. 16m
The wav to rin thtn in to hMt vour Hotter. Eircs.
Beans, Broom Corn, Green and Dried Fruits. Vegetables, or anything you have, to us. The
fact that vou mar have been sellinir these articles at home for years Is no reason that you
should continue to do so if you can find a better irrket. We make a specialty of receiving
shipments direct from FARMERS AND PRODUCERS, and probably have the largest trade in
this way of any house in this market. WhHst you are looking around for the cheapest mar
ket in which to buy your goods and thus economizing in that way, it will certainly pay you
to give some attention to the best and most profitable wc- of disjnosing of your produce. We
invite correspondence frojti INDIVIDUALS, ALLIANCES, CLUBS, and all organizations
who desire to ship their produce to this market. If requested, we will send you free of
charge our dally market report, shipping directions and such Information as will bo of ser
vice to you if you contemplate shipping. Let us hear from you. ,
SUMMERS, MORRISON & CO.,
' REFERENCE : Metropolitan Nation Bank,
W. D. NICHOLS
uukekal dealer in
BEATRICE, NEIL '
Httvo some Fine Harpuins in Improve
Lot For Sale In Every Addition in th. city
OFFICE, COURT 8T. TKLK. K. Ur.t'f.
Of Short Horn Cattle at
TUESDAY OCTOBER 8tH, 1889.
I will sell to the highest bidder : 11,-udor
Thoroughbred Short Hornn. These Cm tie
have been bred und raised In Nebrnaka, are
suited to the climate and lined to the kinl of
food produced by our Boil, and if inTly
handled ore certain to frlvc satlnfactlon. The
offering will consist of Ten Younif Hull and
Twenty-Five FcmaleB. All females old cnmiKh
have been served by the Ciuikshank Hull
Golden Antiquary RT61 or ltoyal Varna S.1 KH.-,7.
Terms: A credit of Eight montli'H time on
good bankable paper. Sale Ikk1iih at 1 1. M.
J. RUSSELL LOWNF.S, Frop.
Col. F. M. WOODS Auctioneer.
T. J. THORP & (',.,
Rubber Stamps, Seals,
Stencils, Badges and
Of Every Description. Established l.-wo.
8. llth St., LINCOLN', NEH.
3 FEET LONG
TOP fit0 SI
Great Western Fe6d Steamer
x AND TANK II EAT Kit
Cooks one to three barrels feed at one lining.
Firebox surrounded with water on top and
sides. Any kind of fuel. Easily tiianuyed and
cleaned as a box htove. Send for Circulars.
Agents wanted. ItOVEEH.iM.ru..
ihnlli Tama, Iowa.
J. C. McBKlDE.
II. S. UK LI i
MoBRIDE & BELL
Office, 107 S. llth St.,
Agents for M. K. JtTrust Co. Houses Uullt
on ten years' time. Debt; cancelled in ense of
Death. Anything to trade let us know of It.
NOTICE TO MILLERS
For Sale or Rent,
A Roller Flouring mill with water
power, one mile from Lincoln.
A. t. sayvyi:r.
h. c. STOLL,
- HHEEDElt OF
The Most Improved Breeds of
Poland China, Chester White, Small Yorkshire
and E88C.V Hops. Satisfaction jruaranteed in
all cases. P. U. Address, BEATRICE, Nb.
An Imported Shire Stallion for
Six years old, perfect temper, first clasK
pedigree registered IntheEnKlish Shire Herd
Book. Can show as g-ood colts as In the State.
Owner having' to leave.'the faun, will hell or
exchange for desirable property. Carriage
and new harness wanted.
Inquire at Tiik Alliance olllce.
j. m. K.OBi2srsoisr,
Kexesaw, Adams County, Ne;k.
Breeder and Shipper ef Recorded Poland
China Hogs. Choice Breeding Stock for
sale. Write for wants. Mention The Alliance
FOR INSURANCE. See or address Svijrart
& Bush. Mead, Neb., Special Agents Fai
mers Union (Mutual) Ins. Co., Grand Island,
Deep Milking Strains at Low Prices.
PRICES FOR YOUR
Poultry. Veal, Hay. Grain. Wool, Hides.
174 S. WATER, ST., CHICAGO.
Mention The Alliauc e.
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